Center for Integrative Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery
Bringing dedicated medicinal-chemistry expertise to bear on therapeutic targets being investigated by UNC faculty.
The Center for Integrative Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery was created with the mission of bringing dedicated medicinal chemistry expertise to bear on biological targets of therapeutic relevance under investigation by UNC faculty. Synthetic chemists, assay development, and compound-profiling scientists work in the center and create dedicated, multidisciplinary project teams with other groups on campus in order to progress targets through the drug discovery and development process. The center provides leadership of the North Carolina Comprehensive Chemical Biology Center, a member of NCI’s Chemical Biology Consortium.
The Center was initiated with funding from across the University and a significant contribution from the University Cancer Research fund (created by the State Legislature). This initial funding and the facilities devoted to the Center, combined with ongoing ESOP & UCRF support and NIH grants and contract awards, have enabled:
- Medicinal/synthetic Chemists
- Chromatin Biology
- Assistant Professor Nate Hathaway
- Assistant Professor Rob McGinty
- Lead Discovery and Characterization
- Computational Biophysics and Molecular Design